For my 30th birthday, there was only one thing I wanted: a night off. A night where its just me and my husband, either at home or we sneak away to a hotel and just enjoy time together, alone and wake up to birdsong not kidsong. So, my mom gave me just that. A night when I can drop the kids at Amma’s house (that’s what they call Grandma) and could pick them up the next afternoon. It was my choice as to when I use this “night off”
It’s not that I don’t love my kids, because I can’t explain how much I love them, but sometimes.. you just need a little time to be together, without them. (I will miss them the whole time lol)
Since out anniversary is Monday, I decided to use it tonight. We were thinking about getting a hotel and changing thing up a bit and having Amma and Papa stay the night at our house, instead of the kids getting dropped off. But due to prior arrangements and the fact that hotel + gas = too much for us to spend at this moment, we thought about camping. While the campsite fee is much cheaper than the hotel room, it would be extra gas and it’s supposed to be HOT today. Sweating to death at a campsite with no swimming area isn’t the way we want to spend our night off either.
So, after hours of discussion, Hubby and I decide to have a night off, IN. After our already planned activities, the kid will pack up and head over to Amma and Papa’s house, where they will no doubt get spoiled 🙂 Hubby and I will go have a nice, kid-free dinner, rent an “adult” movie (NOT X rated! just a movie that doesn’t have to be “kid friendly” lol) and come home and enjoy each other’s company in the comfort of our own home, where we can sleep in our own bed and stay up late or go to bed early.
To celebrate our 12 years of marriage, i thought up a fun little game, if that’s what you want to call it, instead of just buying each other something. We each only have $3 to spend. We need to find something “nice” to give to each other, with only the $3. The gift will be wrapped and have a card attached. On Sunday morning, we will give each other the gift. It’s just something a little different than we’ve done in the past and I think it sounds fun, too!